New Volunteer Information
Becoming a volunteer for the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is rewarding. We rescue and rehome between 300 – 400 dogs each year through the dedication of our team of active volunteers.
We are always looking for new active volunteers to help us:
- take our orphans for walks during the week
- bake creative baked goods that we sell at our events
- transport dogs to and from the vet (on a moment’s notice in many cases)
- help rescue dogs from shelters or other locations (also on a moment’s notice)
- train our orphans to make them more adoptable
- bathe our orphans prior to events to make them look beautiful and adoptable
- hold our orphans at our weekly adoption events so that prospective adopters can meet them
- participate in fundraising events such as our Holiday Brunch, Puppy Shower, Rocktoberfest
- help us in our Wellness Center (Cold laser therapy, Underwater Treadmill Therapy, Massage Therapy and more)
- help solicit donations for our events (gift cards, gift baskets, and more)
- foster our puppies (this is a 24/7 job and can be weeks at a time)
- help us take pictures of our orphans and events so we can publicize them
- help us create graphically pleasing invitations, postcards and other items
Generally, we do not have one-time volunteer opportunities, although on occasion we will post one-time volunteer opportunities on our website.
We also encourage those under 18 to join our under 18 team. We have two key fundraising promotions that utilize the talent of the under 18 group: The Used Shoe Donation campaign and the “Change Their Luck” campaign. The Used Shoe Donation campaign is usually held once each year. Change Their Luck is held at least twice per year.
If you are truly interested in becoming an Active Volunteer (attending at least 2 volunteer functions each month), we welcome your application. Please complete the volunteer application below and one of our volunteers will call you to discuss your application and how we might best work together.
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County